Visual music, Macbeth and people wearing hats
Thomas Wilfred made "visual music" with mirrors and prisms. Dan Flavin built minimalist sculptures out of plain fluorescent tubes. At the Hirshhorn until April 8, twenty-one modernists illuminate the artistic possibilities of light.
"When someone wears a hat, they stand out," says photographer Steven M. Cummings, who doffs his cap to Washington, D.C.'s African-American community with a 15-year chronicle of everyday people and their head wear. At the Anacostia Museum through April 29.
South of the Border
After photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) murdered his wife's lover in 1874 (he was acquitted for justifiable homicide), he lay low in Central America for two years, photographing volcanoes and town squares. Trace his sojourn through 60 photos at American Art until April 29.
A troupe of Tlingit actors takes the stage at the American Indian Museum, March 8 through 18, in a new production of Macbeth reimagined with the dances, drums and costumes of southeast Alaska's Native people.
Not your grandma's craft bazaar: four contemporary artists working with glass, paper and ceramics show edgy wares at the biennial Renwick Craft Invitational, opening March 9.